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Occupational hazards for fishermen in the workplace in Polish coastal and beach fishing — a point of view

Maria Jeżewska, Marta Grubman-Nowak, Irena Leszczyñska, Bogdan Jaremin
International Maritime Health 2012;63(1):40-48.

open access

Vol 63, No 1 (2012)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2012-06-05
Submitted: 2013-02-18

Abstract

The work of marine fishermen is considered one of the most dangerous and life-threatening professions all over the world. There are some common features of the fishing occupation, such as: exposure to cold, wind, rough seas, substantial participation of physical effort, frequency of injuries during work, unpredictability and abruptness of threats, equipment failure, everyday psychological stress, and constant economic pressure. At the same time, the specificity and variety of hazards, depending significantly on geographical-climate and cultural factors, makes the dissimilarity of problems and solutions substantial in different sectors of fishing. The present article is a review of the problems of Polish costal fishermen, referring to some local particularities within this extremely difficult profession requiring special predispositions.

Abstract

The work of marine fishermen is considered one of the most dangerous and life-threatening professions all over the world. There are some common features of the fishing occupation, such as: exposure to cold, wind, rough seas, substantial participation of physical effort, frequency of injuries during work, unpredictability and abruptness of threats, equipment failure, everyday psychological stress, and constant economic pressure. At the same time, the specificity and variety of hazards, depending significantly on geographical-climate and cultural factors, makes the dissimilarity of problems and solutions substantial in different sectors of fishing. The present article is a review of the problems of Polish costal fishermen, referring to some local particularities within this extremely difficult profession requiring special predispositions.
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Keywords

particularities of coastal fishing and techniques; risk factors; health hazards

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Title

Occupational hazards for fishermen in the workplace in Polish coastal and beach fishing — a point of view

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 63, No 1 (2012)

Pages

40-48

Published online

2012-06-05

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2012;63(1):40-48.

Keywords

particularities of coastal fishing and techniques
risk factors
health hazards

Authors

Maria Jeżewska
Marta Grubman-Nowak
Irena Leszczyñska
Bogdan Jaremin

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